The Superheroes Among Us

Mark Gormus/Richmond Times-Dispatch

Just making sure everybody saw this picture last week. Take a sec to examine it closely. I absolutely love it. It went viral for a reason. Love this mom. I’ve got my baby… and I’ve got my mitt…don’t eff with me. This happened at a minor league baseball game in Richmond… and let’s not pretend that we haven’t covered the Richmond Flying Squirrels before and their mascots Nutzy and Zinger. A Mighty Mouse-esque squirrel, and a giant inflatable acorn. Well, move over boys, the Squirrels’ have a new mascot: Tiffany Goodwin, Virginia SuperMom. Read here to find the whole story on her and this catch. It’s worth the read. I love how she completely robbed her husband of all of his foul-ball-catching hopes and dreams. Reminded me of something that happened to me many years ago. I remember, before I even started dating my wife, she robbed me of a home run in Over The Line. I crushed the ball, and I swear she ran backwards, just closed her eyes, turned her head, threw up her glove and boom… the heavens opened and the ball landed in the her mitt. Unbefreakinglievable. To this day, she rubs in my face, brags about it… on the outside, I just smile, laugh, and pretend it’s no big deal. Inside, I figure she’s some kind of superhero and being my wife is just her cover here on earth.

-bp

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One Response to The Superheroes Among Us

  1. Mac says:

    Reminds me of the time I was at a Pads game with some “friends,” dugout seats, literally had our beers resting on the top of the dugout. After the inning was over one of the players game jogging in after making the final out, I think it was either Tony Gwynn or Dave Winfield, not sure… either way, he rolls the ball on the top of the dugout towards me as he gives me a headnod as if to say “here ya go young man” as i reach for the ball this greedy son of gun next to me grabs my arm and yanks it away and snatches the ball from me with his stubby fingered paw. Real classy guy.
    Anyways, BP, thanks for letting me help out with the blog sometimes. I will never forget that moment at the ballpark with you, nor will i let you forget it ;)

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